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March 1, 2021

How India is beating Covid

By Paul Dennis

1 March

Steve Keen, an economist, retweeted a discussion on India joining other countries in Asia and the Oceania in eliminating the virus that will disallow any resurgence in recent times.

According to experts, if that were to happen, 50% of the world would become Covid free, and provide an example to follow.

India has gone from 90,000 cases per day to just over 10,000, with important measures such as domestic and international travel restrictions, and strong local lockdowns in hotspots or regions with raging cases over the past year and now.

Experts state the levelling of new cases in the country of late has been the result of successful response efforts.

These include less urbanisation, limited travel, localised tourism, zoning, closure of schools, and rapid production of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE), and immediate isolation and contact tracing measures.

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